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is very satisfying. It reminds me very much of playing shops as a little girl, and I am sure I am not alone in this early pleasure of play.


What do you regard as the most frustrating aspect of your work? Definitely the admin. It takes me away from design time, and though it is a necessary part of the business I am trying to build, I look forward to the time when I can hand it over to


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someone else. It is good to learn all aspects of running a small business, so the positive is that at least I have learned a lot.


What - or who - inspires you and keeps you motivated? The growing surge of interest in making things is very motivating. I have been making things for many years and felt quite alone but now it is everywhere and I love to feel part


of that community. I have met so many great artists and craftspeople through the years.


What makes your business


unique? For better or for worse, it’s the way I design. It’s a distinctive look, and it will stand or fall on the appeal of that look. That said, I think my business and making career is very much rooted in my parents and the


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